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Joke stolen from the Rutles film
rysmiel's recent Chenanigans reminded me that I made this a while ago & it never got an airing:

"Shea Stadium, named after the famous Cuban revolutionary Shea Stadium."

No, okay, it doesn't work written down, because you have to collapse the homonymic pun. Schroedinger's punchline. And I was much less proficient with Photoshop then, too, as you can tell. But you get the general idea.

Ho hum.
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rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: September 20th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Interesting. Not sure I've seen a visual/spoken joke that did not work written down before.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 20th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
The visual bit of it is my fault entirely. But the spoken bit is so funny in the film but completely falls flat on paper. I think it's because when it's spoken it sets up expectations and knocks them down in such rapid succession and it relies on the words, um, *waves hands* unfolding in that order.

Jokes really aren't so funny when you start trying to analyse them, are they? :-/
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